Kitchen ESSENTIALS

j designs

The kitchen is the heart of the home. Its where everyone gathers huddled around an island sitting on hard stools when there is a perfectly good sofa just steps away. With that being said every kitchen needs a few good basics to create the perfect meal for all your friends + family to enjoy. When I am designing a kitchen its all about the range, gas of course, + lots of counter space. I can go on + on about what makes a good kitchen space but that’s for another time, for today’s post I will introduce to you my kitchen essentials that every home cook enthusiast needs + will make any existing kitchen a killer one. I myself love to cook + as the Holidays fast approach us I thought it would be fitting to share the 7 things I cannot live without in my tiny kitchen.

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1. Good Heavy stainless steel Pots + Pans, I personally like to cook on AllCad but there are many options out there that are in every price range. 

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2. A sturdy cast iron Dutch Oven is the perfect compliment to your stainless steel pots, it will hold a more consistent heat making it perfect for roasts + your grandmothers chili recipe. 

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3. A good Chef’s Knife is the key tool in the kitchen, I am a sucker for German knifes, Wusthof is what you will find in my drawers. 

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4. To flavor all your wonderful meals a good Pepper Mill will make seasoning even easier. I like ones with multiple options for the size of the pepper grind itself, Peugeot has U select mills that allow for just that. 

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5. White Porcelain Dishes make every meal you serve look gourmet.

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6. Every meal needs good wine, Wine Glasses in the right size to go with the right wine will make all the  difference in the taste. 

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7. To top it off a KichenAid Mixer, it just adds joy to the kitchen with the all the possibilities from making cookies to juicing oranges.  

These are my essentials, I would love to hear what yours are?

That's all Folks, Stay tuned next week for my favorite Thanksgiving Dishes.